FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FieldNET® by Lindsay Pivot Control Upgrades Nearly Any Pivot Brand
Growers gain full remote monitoring and basic variable rate irrigation control
with a simple, economical upgrade
(OMAHA, Neb.) – February 2017 – Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic® irrigation systems, will showcase FieldNET® Pivot Control at the 2017 World Ag Expo held February 14 – 16 in Tulare, California. Pivot Control is the industry’s first solution for upgrading almost any brand of pivot to full remote irrigation control and monitoring capabilities.
“Because farms are consolidating, multiple pivot brands are being used. Products such as Pivot Control allow operators to have one user interface on any system, regardless of brand or control panel,” said Reece Andrews, new technology product manager at Lindsay Corporation. “By providing a single consistent experience, Pivot Control eliminates the need to manage multiple irrigation system brands, which saves time and reduces the chances of operator error.”
Kirk Olson, a fourth-generation corn grower from Hershey, Nebraska, installed the system on 32 of his center pivots of multiple brands – including some that are 45 years old.
“Pivot Control makes it easy to have our older pivots operating like the new ones,” Olson said. “We could immediately see the benefits by being able to check and control our entire irrigation system through a computer or smartphone.”
Unlike other remote irrigation control products, Pivot Control mounts at the pivot point and combines with GPS at the end of the pivot for increased precision and greater flexibility. Growers can operate their pivot in the field at the control box or remotely using FieldNET. Both elements automatically update together, minimizing the chance for user error. From a smartphone, tablet, or computer, growers can control their pivots and equipment, including pumps, injectors, and monitor sensors for pressure, flow, soil moisture, rainfall, temperature, and other devices in the future.
“There’s really nothing else like it on the market. Pivot Control provides growers an affordable and easy way to own features that can more effectively and conveniently manage irrigation resources,” Andrews said.
For more information about Pivot Control, stop by the Lindsay booth (L-40) at the 2017 World Ag Expo. For additional resources, including images, fact sheets and video, visit www.zimmatic.com/wae2017.